LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Jailers at the Angelina County Jail reportedly found 13 grams of meth after they did a strip search on a Louisiana man.
Lufkin police officers arrested the man in he Popeye's parking lot because he appeared intoxicated and briefly resisted them, according to a report.
Christopher Ray Meshell, of Zwoloe, Louisiana, is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on a second-degree felony possession of a controlled substance between 4 and 200 grams charge. A Class A misdemeanor resisting arrest charge, and a Class C public intoxication charge. Collectively, his bail amount has been set at $2,000 for the two misdemeanor charges.
According to the Lufkin Police Department's daily activity report, the incident occurred at about 9:36 p.m. Wednesday at the Popeye's restaurant located at 1100 S. Timberland Drive. Lufkin PD officers responded to a report of a possibly intoxicated man in the restaurant's parking lot.
The report stated that paramedics were already on the scene when the LPD officers arrived, and they warned them that he had an open knife.
After the officers found Meshell pacing nervously in the parking lot, they tried to arrest him on a public intoxication charge, the report stated. He allegedly tried to pull away, but the officers were able to put him in handcuffs.
"He then began to apologize for resisting and told the officers that he had smoked methamphetamine earlier that day," the report stated. "He said he smoked all that he had."
At the jail, Meshell was again asked if had anything illegal in his possession. However, he later told a jailer that he had meth in his rectum, the report stated.
After the jailer performed a strip search on Meshell, they recovered 13 grams of meth, the report stated.